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Ultrasound Imaging of Breast Implants in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Dr. Bengtson's EXCLUSIVE Research and Innovation on Ultrasound Follow-Up

If you are considering breast augmentation for the first time, follow-up of your implants is a critical aspect in choosing a plastic surgeon and practice because implants do not last a lifetime.

There are a number of reasons why The Bengtson Center is renowned for Ultrasound Imaging of Breast Implants:

  • Dr. Bengtson's peers at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have awarded him the prestigious Tiffany Award for his groundbreaking research on ultrasound imaging of breast implants. His Grand Rapids practice is currently the ONLY one in the United States that includes ultrasound follow-up in the cost quote for breast augmentation.
  • If you have had implants for more than 7 years, have experienced recent trauma, or are generally concerned about the status of your breast implants, ultrasound may be used to assess your breast implants. At our Grand Rapids office, additional testing or surgery may be performed based on this exam.
  • If you have received inconclusive results from a recent MRI or other tests to detect rupture of your implants, or if you suspect an implant rupture, you may be a candidate to enroll in our research study or be screened in our office to help determine if your implants are intact or ruptured.
  • If you already have implants and have concerns that they may have changed, shifted, or been damaged, we recommend ultrasound screening, particularly if your devices are more than 7 years old.
  • Dr. Bengtson includes an ultrasound follow-up of breast implants at no additional charge for all of his Grand Rapids implant patients.
  • In the peer-reviewed journal Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Bengtson also received the distinguished “Best Research Paper of the Year” award for his work on ultrasound imaging of breast implants.
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What is ultrasound imaging of breast implants?

At the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic surgery, we use a high-resolution ultrasound system to screen and detect abnormalities in silicone, Natrelle 410 “Gummy Bear” Cohesive Gel, or standard responsive gel breast implants. Ultrasound imaging of breast implants gives our Grand Rapids and Birmingham patients peace of mind.

What Sets HRUS imaging apart from MRI?

While both options can detect implant shell failures, HRUS is more comfortable and cost-effective—plus in-office HRUS is included at no extra charge with breast augmentation at the Grand Rapids Bengtson Center!

As a plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation, Dr. Bradley Bengtson offers high-resolution ultrasound imaging of breast implants so his Grand Rapids and Birmingham patients can have peace of mind as they follow their breast implants. Although current generation breast implants are very durable and able to withstand tremendous pressures, most do not last a lifetime.

After 7 to 8 years, some implant shells (the outer layer) can weaken, and form a fold flaw from rubbing on themselves. Because of this, the FDA currently recommends MRI imaging of silicone breast implants every 3, 5, and 7 years; however, this is too early to pick up most implant problems. In addition, the majority of plastic surgeons recommend MRIs that most insurance companies do not pay for, costing patients $2,000 to $2,500 per exam.

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In search of a cost-effective option to MRI, Dr. Bengtson initiated a research study protocol to determine if High-Resolution Ultrasound (HRUS) would provide an effective method and alternative to MRI to monitor and follow the condition of breast implants. The research results thus far indicate that, as a screening tool, ultrasound appears to be equivalent to MRI in detecting shell failure of breast implants. That can provide peace of mind and also save our Grand Rapids and Birmingham patients a great deal of money in the long run.

Dr. Bengtson received the prestigious Tiffany Award for the Best Research in Plastic Surgery by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for his work examining the efficacy of monitoring breast implants with this High-Resolution Ultrasound technique. Years of specialized education and experience enable him to perform exceptional breast augmentation procedures, but his involvement doesn’t end when the last suture is placed. Dr. B maintains a long-term interest in the health and welfare of all his patients, following all of his breast patients for life.

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Implants don't last a lifetime, but your care should! As a leader in High Resolution Ultrasound, Dr. Brad Bengtson has exclusively pioneered research in Breast Augmentation follow-up using High Resolution Ultrasound.

Dr. Bengtson's Awards & Honors include: "Best Research Paper of the Year": Awarded for research on ultrasound imaging of breast implants. Tiffany Award: Groundbreaking research on ultrasound imaging of breast implants.

He continues to provide the gold standard for his Breast Augmentation Implant patients. From start to finish, he has you covered! High Resolution Ultrasound follow-ups are included on all Breast Augmentation patients at no charge. If you are concerned about rotation or rupture of your implants, you no longer need to worry or seek out a costly MRI. In-office Ultrasound Imaging is available to cover any of your concerns.

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Why should I consider ultrasound for breast implant follow-up in Grand Rapids?

Dr. Bengtson has completed multiple research projects in an IRB-controlled (Institutional Review Board) study to investigate MRI versus ultrasound for the detection of breast implant shell failure. His research has and continues to show HRUS to be equivalent to MRI in this regard.

Ultrasound monitoring of breast implants at our Grand Rapids practice can be performed more economically and comfortably than an MRI, which is the current standard for evaluating the condition of an implant that is inside your body. Dr. Bengtson believes this technology will be in every plastic surgeon’s office and used as an extension of our physical exam in the near future.

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Breast augmentation patients can enjoy the many benefits of high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) imaging for checking breast implants at Grand Rapids' Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery.

What sets high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) imaging apart from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) when it comes to checking breast implants? While both options can detect implant shell failures, HRUS is more comfortable and cost-effective—plus in-office HRUS is included at no extra change with breast augmentation at the Grand Rapids Bengtson Center!

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Contact the Bengtson Center to learn more about ultrasound breast implant follow-up in Grand Rapids. You can reach Dr. Brad Bengtson or Dr. David Alfonso by requesting a consultation online or calling us at 616.588.8880

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